Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Smiley Things

1 = New mixing bowls. Bright. Cheerful. Melamine. And a bargain from the big, orange supermarket.
2 = Springy things beside my bed.
3 = A mountain of pretty pillows to sink into later and rest my head.
4 = Ancient gardening wisdom and a very pretty primula.
5 = Learning all about bats.
6 = Knowing that tomorrow is my day off work and looking forward to tea & cakes & chatter with my lovely, rather overdue, sister before the bump arrives. I have the hot water and towels on standby!

Have a lovely week.

35 comments:

Katy Noelle said...

I just have to say, "you're right!" These are VERY cheerful things indeed. Why, look, I'm smiling!

Jen said...

Love the mixing bowls - such a brilliant way to brighten up the kitchen. Will be heading down to the big orange supermarket to find some for myself! :)

GardenofDaisies said...

Very happy things indeed. Your primrose is so pretty, especially sitting in that blue and white stripped dish. I remember when my son studied bats, I think it was in third grade. :-)

Garden Girl said...

do you know, I didn't know babby bats were as big as bumbulbees. You lean something new every day.
Husband is being despatched to the orange supermarket at work tomorrow. I LOVE the mixing bowls. Would you consider a potential house/life swap?!
x

Rose H (UK) said...

You are quite right - they are all smiley things!

Kathy said...

Love the writing about bats - so sweet. It's lovely to look back on those early efforts years later when they're all grown up ... so make sure you keep it in a safe place!
Love Kathy xxx

Tabiboo said...

Smiley things and scrummy things and all to make the heart sing.

Enjoy your day off with tea and cakes,

Nina x

VintageVicki said...

Lots of lovely things but my favourite is the bat book - something to bring out when they are 18 me thinks :)

bellaboo said...

They are making me smile too!Ooooh,I could sink into those pillows right now! I wonder...did you make the pretty floral lampshade on your bedside table? I want to make one myself but not sure how to go about it.The ones I've seen in the shops are soooo expensive.
Have a lovely day off!

Bellaboo :o)

Pink Milk said...

Ooh the photo of your pillows is just heavenly - could be that I'm feeling kind of sleepy ...

Have fun with your sister tomorrow - avoid raspberry tea or you may end up actually using your towels!

Hx

kirsty said...

Ooooh, I've just stumbled across your blog and it's lovely.... so many beautiful photos and pretties to look at. I love your bowls and rolling pin and spotty tins. Best wishes from Cornwall! x

charl said...

i love the bowls.. the colours are fantastic ..
loving the pillows even more.. im always v envious of other peoples pillows as mine always no matter how new seem to end up like biscuits!!

Rebecca said...

Yes definitely smiley things! I love the stack of pillows. That was my plan today, make new pillow cases out of some fresh vintage sheets.... Hmm, but here I am looking at yours instead. lol

Frances said...

Isn't it grand this time of year when those brilliantly colored primulas make their appearance? They just cheer me instantly. xo

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love your red bowl.. pretty colour.. and your small china posy next to your bed is so pretty.. if you don't mind, where did you get that posy.. love it so much.. coz am a posy collector myself!..

jessica daisy said...

Me thinks I shall be popping down to the big sainsburys at the weekend!
That stack of pillows looks lovely, If just woken up, but I want to back to bed!
Jessx

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely blog!

bellaboo said...

Thanks Steph...I'll get stitching!

Bellaboo :o)

melanie said...

They are indeed things to make one cheerful, life is full of such little pleasures, love it. xxx

Sue said...

Oh I love the little corners of your home you have shown us. I've been photographing corners of my home today and they haven't made me smile AT ALL :-(.

Thank you so much Steph for putting my blog on your list, I do appreciate it.

Now I can't stop thinking about tiny bumblebee baby bats :o)

A Country Girl said...

I love those bowls too. Would it be very bad of me to accidently break my old boring ones so I can get some lovely new ones?

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Very Smiley indeed... we have had such sunny days here in Somerset... its hardly believable....

x Alex

Justine said...

When is your sister's baby due? Perhaps there's something about March babies because this time last year my little cherub was already a week overdue and then still didn't arrive for another 10 days!

Sara said...

I love your life! x

CraftyHelen said...

Hi - I have just diiscovered your beautiful blog. What great photos and simply lovely things, xx

*Ulrike* said...

I do so love cheery things especially during this winter!

prettyshabby said...

hello Steph, I'm rather in love with your photographs lately, such gorgeous colourful pretty things!
Now I really like those mixing bowls but I adore your spotty tins! We had the wallpaper of your middle pillowcase in our very first bathroom and I still love it just as much today! x

linda said...

HI, just want to say your last few posts have been lovely and colourful and brought such a great feeling of spring and cheered me up no end, I love your photos and post and have been in the wings following your blog for a while, and thought i would come into the spot light and say hello! I will be also heading to Sainbods to acquire some of the fab bowls, best wishes .....

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Lovely bat colouring-in!
What could be better?
Have a great weekend and good luck to your sis,

Sarah x

sinnlighet said...

Yes yes yes, your blog is just soooo wonderful and gives me a lot of energy!

A footprint from Sweden by Agneta

The Curious Cat said...

These photos give such a sense of a lovely home...love all the colour! xxx

KATHY* said...

Oh so sweet and cosy ;)

I enjoy your pics so much.....beautiful soft ;))

Thats my style :-))

Kathy* ; '))

Pomona said...

You have such lovely pretty things - can I come and stay?!

Pomona x

Dianna said...

love your blog x very cheerfull and very bright always put a smile on me face x

MarmaladeRose said...

Lovely, lovely, pretty things. Enjoyed all of them. All the best to you overdue sister.